Weekend in Jasper

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In December, I went to Jasper for a couple of days just to get out of the city. It’s just a 4 hour drive from Edmonton, with a few things to see on the way. I’ve been to Maligne Canyon a few times during the spring/summer time, but never during the winter, so I opted to go on a short hike one of my days in Jasper.

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If you want to do a guided tour, Sundog Tours do a pretty good tour, and they have multiple options. You can do the Icewalk, or a wildlife tour, or even dogsledding! We saw quite a few elk and other animals while in Jasper!

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For food, one of my first stops is Bear Paw’s Bakery, but I actually haven’t been since they opened up their second location, Other Paw’s Bakery. This location is newer, bigger, and with a lot more offerings! This might be my new go-to for the next time I’m in Jasper. You can read my full review on it here, and my full review on Bear Paw’s Bakery here.

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Oka Sushi is another favourite place of mine to stop when I’m in Jasper. Chef Oka makes sushi right in front of you and it’s a really great experience. The restaurant only seats 12 so make sure you call in advanced and make a reservation! You can read more about the sushi here.

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Jasper is great for making day trips from because there are tons of hikes nearby. The Athabasca Glaciers are a little bit further away, but it’s really nice! But if you’re readying for a longer day trip, I’d recommend going to Patricia Street Deli to pick up sandwiches. It’s quick, convenient, and delicious. They make rotisserie chicken in-house, and shred it up to serve as an option on their sandwiches. They have a lot of house-made sauces and you can really customize your sandwich. Read more about it here.

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Lastly, dining in Jasper itself in the evening has limited options. There are a lot of pubs/restaurants where you can get burgers and other casual fare but not very many places where you can get some finer dining. I opted to go to The Raven Bistro one night. To keep it short, it was not bad, but a bit on the expensive side for what you get. You can read the full review here.

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Overall, there are lots of fun activities to do in and around Jasper. Personally, 2-3 days in Jasper and the surrounding areas is enough for me. You’re able to see what you want to see, and for food, you can quickly exhaust your options.

 

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